SWEOLD - Population
The population consists of individuals who were sampled in the Swedish Level of Living Survey (LNU) and who have passed the LNU's upper age limit of 75 years (in 1992, 2002, and 2011) or 69 years old (in 2004 and 2014), and still living in Sweden at the time of the survey.
Data Collection Event
SWEOLD - Survey 2002
The interviews were carried out in the participants’ homes or institutions where they lived and were based on a structured questionnaire. Telephone interviews were conducted when the participant refused to meet for a face-to-face interview but could accept an interview by telephone. All questions in the questionnaire were asked but the tests of physical and cognitive functions were not possible to perform. Proxy interviews were carried out if the subject where unable to answer all (indirect interview) or some of the questions (mixed interview) directly. The most common reason for a proxy interview was dementia or frailty. Proxies were either close relatives or health care personnel. Information from proxy interviews was included in this study in order to get a complete picture of the living conditions of the very old. Information collected included individuals’ command over resources in terms of family and social relations, material living conditions (income and wealth), health, education, political life, leisure time activities, housing conditions, and in contrast with the Swedish Level of Living Surveys (LNU), functional abilities and ADLs were included as well. In addition to this, information about the respondent’s children, geographical proximity, generational transfers, conflicts and emotional closeness was also collected.
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